Apr 13 Chess Quads at Emmorton Rec Center

Format: 3 round Quads
See below for a description of a Quad event.

Time control: G/60+30 – This will feel like a G/90 time control

Prizes: $60 for 1st in each Quad
$60 for 1st & $30 for 2nd in a Swiss

Entry fee: $20

A valid US Chess Membership is required! Please make sure your membership is up to date!

Location: Emmorton Recreation and Tennis Center
2213 Old Emmorton Rd
Bel Air, MD 21015


Registration: 8:15 to 8:45
Register online HERE.
or if you would like, email your name and US Chess ID to rfechess@yahoo.com and pay on site.

Round 1: 9:00 – 12:00

Round 2: 1:00 – 4:00

Round 3: 4:30 – 7:30

If players agree, rounds can start early.

Quad Chess Tournament Format:

  1. Registration: After registration, players are sorted by rating, from highest to lowest.
  2. Grouping: Players are then grouped into sets of four.
  3. Round Robin: Each group of four players participates in a round-robin style tournament, where every player faces each other.
  4. Adjustment for Non-Multiples of 4: If the total number of registrations is not a multiple of 4, a separate three-round Swiss tournament is organized for the bottom 5 to 7 players.

More information:

  • A valid US Chess Membership is required! Please make sure your membership is up to date!
  • In case of a problem, stop your clock and get a tournament director.
  • Clocks should be set to silent.
  • Players may start their round early if both players agree.
  • Start your round on time even if your opponent is not present.
  • Players must keep score (write down their moves) throughout the entire game.
  • The Festival at Bel Air is a short walk from our site and has many lunch & coffee options. You can also find other nearby fast-food options.

Anti-Cheating Measures:

  • You are required to use the provided score sheets. You can transcribe your game to your score book later if you choose.
  • Electronic devices must be off and not on your person.
  • Electronic score sheets are not permitted.
  • During play, players may not leave the tournament site (i.e. the building). If you need to leave the building during your game, first get permission from a tournament director.
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